Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
March 3, 2014
(Note:At the end of my NewsWithViews column for February 17, I mentioned the threat of terrorists using toothpaste tube bombs, and said they could also use cold cream jars. Three days later, Diane Sawyer on ABC's World News Tonight mentioned they had received a report that terrorists might use cosmetics such as cold cream!
Similarly in my columns of last April, I said terrorists could attack us in other ways. I mentioned that earlier I had said that terrorists could attack our electrical grid. Now we learn that on April 16 (the day after I wrote my first relevant column) a terrorist attack occurred at about 1 am when they cut the fiber cable around the Metcalf power substation southeast of San Jose, CA, cut off some local 911 services, and fired 100 rounds from a high-powered rifle at several transformers. The perpetrators still have not been caught.)
For quite some time, a friend has expressed his frustration with many people he had contacted regarding the existence of a conspiracy to bring about a world government. These skeptics simply would not listen to his arguments. This isn't hard to believe given that people like Rush Limbaugh have derided conspiracy theorists as being "kooks."
Like many skeptics, he believes that if there is some massive conspiracy taking place, one of the conspirators at some time over many decades would have come forth and revealed what was happening. Well, they have! But Rush either doesn't know it, or is unwilling to admit it.
One skeptic, online, criticized my position by quoting from my books evidence that was circumstantial. However, Special Judge Advocate John A. Bingham said in THE TRIAL OF THE CONSPIRATORS FOR THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN in 1865 that "In United States vs Cole et al, Mr. Justice McLean says: 'A conspiracy is rarely, if ever, proved by positive testimony.'" Rather, Judge Bingham noted that Justice McLean indicated that conspirators' guilt most often "can be proved only by circumstantial evidence. It is said by some writers on evidence that such circumstances are stronger than positive proof. A witness swearing positively may misapprehend the facts or swear falsely, but that circumstances cannot lie!"
History is full of conspiracies, with rulers of nations plotting to overthrow other rulers. However, in terms of a world government conspiracy, I thought it would be useful to readers of NewsWithViews, who are themselves trying to convince skeptics, if I presented a series of columns in the form of a dialogue between myself and a skeptic (let's call him "Jim"] in order to show how others might be persuaded. The series begins as follows:
I told Jim that gold and diamond magnate Cecil Rhodes had formed the secret Society of the Elect in 1891 and had said, "Fancy the charm to young America...to share in a scheme to take the government of the whole world!" Jim replied, "Okay, so you found that Cecil Rhodes formed a secret society. That doesn't mean that it actually became a controlling power. Before you are going to get me or anyone else to believe in this conspiracy stuff, you're going to have to come up with someone like a U.S. president confirming it. And I don't mean a right-winger, either. I mean someone like Woodrow Wilson, a liberal intellectual Democrat."
I then told Jim that President Wilson in his THE NEW FREEDOM, published the first year of his presidency (1913) had written: "Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlockerd, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it....We have been dreading all along the time when the combined power of high finance would be greater than the power of the government....We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world---no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men."
I also told Jim that relevant to President Wilson's establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913, Frank Vanderlip (president of Rockefeller's National City Bank) revealed in THE SATURDAY EVENING POST (February 9, 1935) that he "was as secretive---indeed, as furtive---as any conspirator" in the execution of their plans to form that body. Skeptic Jim retorted, "Oh, no! I've heard these conspiracy theories about American bankers before. If you're going to say anything about bankers or financiers like J. P. Morgan being involved in this, you better come up with confirmation by another high-ranking, respected American official, just as before," he advised.
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